Boston University is conducting an online course on 'Force and Motion: Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Physics'. The course focuses on learning motion, Newton's laws, momentum and energy, in the context of history and education literature.
About The Course:
The physics course is designed to expose teachers of introductory physics, from novice to experienced, to effective tools for teaching physics at the high school level. Learn (or re-learn) basic concepts, including Newton's laws, motion, momentum, and energy.
The course covers the following content:
- Projectile motion
- Forces and Newton's laws
- Impulse and work
- Conservation of energy
- Readings of, and discussion about, the conceptual history of physics and relevant education research
- In your final projects, you will develop a research-based lesson plan that you can use in your own teaching.
- Fluency with physics concepts appropriate for high school teaching
- Enhanced pedagogical content knowledge, to make you a more effective teacher
- Some engineering experience, in designing and building an experiment
- Knowledge of research-based methods and of the education research literature, to help your students learn physics
Candidates should have prior knowledge on Basic algebra and trigonometry
- Course Starts on: October 27, 2015
- Course Length: 8 weeks
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